In this episode Kieran and I conclude our three episode mini-series on director Damien Chazelle with a discussion on his film, 'First Man' which stars Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstong and Claire Foy as his wife, Janet.
In this episode, recorded back on New Year's Eve in better times, Kieran and I kick off another mini-series, this time covering the films of Damien Chazelle. And we begin with a discussion of his fantastic film, 'Whiplash'.
To conclude our mini-series covering the films of J.J. Abrams, Kieran and I rank his six directorial efforts from our least to most favourite.
Along the way we reflect on his career to date (including our thoughts on his TV work), what we would like to see next from Abrams as well as talk about 'Barry Lyndon' (naturally), the career of Peter Jackson, Stranger Things and all of the Mission Impossible films (and the importance of Dougray Scott's performance).
In this episode (part of our coverage of the films of J.J. Abrams and also the Star Wars films) Kieran and I discuss the ninth episode of The Skywalker Saga, the somewhat confusingly titled 'The Rise of Skywalker'.
Recorded back in November 2018, here is the long-delayed release of our 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' episode which sees Kieran and I discuss the Star Wars film set between 'Revenge of the Sith' and 'A New Hope'.
This week on the podcast, Kieran and I continue our J.J. Abrams mini-series with an episode on 'Star Trek Into Darkness'. And boy do we have opinions on this one.
In this bonus episode, Kieran and I list our top ten favourite films of the 2010s (complete with a smattering of 'honourable' mentions and reflections on a decade of film).
In this episode we pick back up with the work of J.J. Abrams, as Kieran and I discuss his reboot of 'Star Trek'.
Along the way we talk about a number of things including Abrams TV work, the state of Trek as this film was made, the Marvel approach to films, Star Wars, the use of the Beastie Boys in the film, I compare Kirk to our terrible Prime Minister, 'Equilibrium' and much much more.
In this episode we return to 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom', having only done a short solo episode on this one previously.
Expect conversation about the Jurassic Park films in general, 'Dante's Peak' and also talk of the Matrix films.
In this episode- surely the shortest podcast I have done so far, clocking in at under five minutes (!)- I discuss the 2012 'Jaws' documentary, 'The Shark Is Still Working' (and, to a lesser extent, 'In The Teeth of Jaws').
In this bonus episode Becky, Kieran and I discuss have a spoiler-filled chat about a little seen, art film called 'La Avengers: Endgame'.
We talk about the major plot points of this film (again, spoilers ahoy), past and future Marvel films (especially X-Men), the Mama Mia franchise, Byker Grove, socialist Thanos, Captain America pulling a Weekend at Bernies and much much more.
In this episode Paul and I discuss our top ten scenes or sequences from films directed by Steven Spielberg.
In this episode Kieran and I rank all the films directed by Steven Spielberg from our least favourite to most.
Recorded back in the summer over an afternoon drink or two, Paul and I discuss the follow-up film to 'The Force Awakens', Rian Johnson's 'The Last Jedi' (or 'Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi' to give it its full title).
In this solo episode I discuss the film 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'.
In doing so I complain about the lack of Jeff Goldblume, I compare the film to 'The Lost World', I try to break down the character arcs of Owen and Claire and I rank the Jurassic films.
In this bonus episode, Kieran and I discuss the new Marvel blockbuster 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
We break this chat into two halves, the first being spoiler free, the second talking about spoilers from the film - including our thoughts on what comes next.
We also discuss the 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' trailer.
In this episode Kieran and I discuss the new Spielberg blockbuster - 'Ready Player One'. Our chat is divided in two halves, the first is spoiler free and the second we get a bit deeper and discuss some of the big reveals, etc. from the film.
Along the way you can expect chat about Harry Potter, we desperately try to get M&Ms to sponsor the show, we talk about Alex Zane and much much more.
In this short, almost spoiler free episode (I do mention the final shots of the film), I discuss the new Steven Spielberg film, 'The Post' starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and a million familiar faces from the world of TV.
Along the way I discuss 'All the President's Men', attending the European premiere of the film (I know!), journalistic integrity in the 21st century and more.
Several bottles of red wine later, long into the night, Paul, Kieran and myself sat down to discuss the films 'Prometheus' and 'Alien Covenant'.
And we had a lot to discuss.
In this bonus episode Kieran and I discuss the 2016 musical romance, 'La La Land' starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
Along the way we discuss 'Whiplash', 'Grand Piano', The OC, The Glee Project (does anyone still remember Glee?) and we debut a new feature..... Masterclass.
On this episode Paul and I challenge each other to name our top five characters from films directed by beardy legend, Steven Spielberg.
Expect quotes, impressions and two people who can't remember the name of the guy who played the policeman in Jaws.
In which Kieran and I discuss the idea of a Spielberg anthology TV series in the mould of the JJ Abrahams-Steven King show 'Castle Rock'.
With mixed results.
In this episode me and Kieran discuss the possible forthcoming films of Steven Spielberg.
Along the way we discuss the likes of Ready Player One, Robopocalypse, some film starring Jennifer Lawrence, The Post, Indy 5 and all manner of weird and wonderful possible movies.
We also plug our other show 'Easy Riders Raging Podcasts' about the films of the 1960s. A podcast well worth your time and attention.
In this episode me and my friend Paul say farewell for now to Steven Spielberg as we discuss his most recent film to date, 'The BFG'.
We also discuss the books of Roald Dahl (and the art of Quentin Blake), the Queen meeting James Bond back in the 2012 Olympics, the animated version of The BFG and compare this film to a tonne of Spielberg films from E.T to Schinder's List.
Oh, and we preview my new film podcast- Easy Riders Raging Podcast. A podcast where we will be discussing the films of the 60's one at a time. Available now from iTunes and all good podcatchers everywhere.
In this episode me and my friend Campbell discuss the film 'Jurassic World'.
Along the way we discuss Chris Pratt, celebrity sightings, Limp Bizkit, Westworld, 'heelgate', the brilliance of John Williams, what we have heard about Jurassic World 2 and much more.